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Petsense to Open in Claremore

Archive Grand Opening Image Courtesy of Petsense.

Construction is underway in the middle of Claremore’s established retail corridor. Petsense will soon open at 506 S Lynn Riggs Blvd. The building was formerly leased to Family Dollar and sits directly across from QuikTrip in the heart of town.

“This great announcement for Claremore,” said Jeri Koehler, Executive Director of Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA). “We have been working diligently to recruit national and regional retailers to Claremore who fill a need in the marketplace.”

Koehler and her team were responsible for recruiting Main Street Tavern to the downtown district and have recently published an extensive list of available commercial properties in their 2015-16 “Grounds for Development” guide.

“The guide has been a great marketing and recruitment tool. It has stirred excitement for the site selectors and developers who represent the various brands we are working to recruit,” said Koehler.

The focus in recruitment comes after a 2014 survey conducted by CIEDA that polled the citizens of Claremore. The data collected from the “Bring it Claremore” campaign showed a strong interest in bringing new restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty retailers to Claremore.

Shoppers can expect to experience a premier retail experience from Petsense. The chain retail outlet store is found in outlet malls and rural markets across the United States. The store specializes in pet supplies and pet services, but does not sell dogs and cats. Petsense does, however, adopt animals through local city and/or county shelters.

The store offers a wide variety of products including Nutro, Science Diet, Eukanuba, ProPac, Blue Buffalo, Kong, and Coastal. Product offerings vary by store.

The chain was founded by Jim Dougherty in 2004. He is also the founder of PetSmart, which he began in 1986. The first Petsense store opened in October of 2004 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Petsense now operates stores in 21 states.

The 2015-16 “Grounds for Development” guide can be found online at